Food Insecurity Emergency in Cabbagetown

A Message From Your Cabbagetown Associations


Dear Neighbour,

Food insecurity is at an all-time high across Cabbagetown, St. Jamestown and Regent Park. Unemployment and soaring food prices, along with many other pressures caused by the pandemic, have created a severe problem that is only going to get worse this winter.

The Residents’ Associations across Cabbagetown, along with the Cabbagetown Preservation Association, have launched a fundraising initiative to help address this problem. This Neighbours Helping Neighbours campaign asks our generous and caring community to help us raise much needed funds.

This initiative will directly support Dixon Hall, a neighbourhood services provider located in the heart of Cabbagetown. They manage most of our local rooming houses and have done much to improve the lives of tenants. They also serve clients in supported housing across St. Jamestown, Regent Park and other areas in the Downtown East.

Dixon Hall urgently needs the support of our community to help address the food insecurity their clients face.

By directing donations to the Dixon Hall fundraising platform we can ensure all the monies raised get used for front line support services, plus tax receipts can be issued for donations of $10 and over. 


Please select “Food Insecurity” in the ‘Donation Designation’ field to ensure your donation is directed correctly.


Thank you for your support. Together we can ensure that all members of our community have regular access to healthy, nutritious food.


Victoria Hadden – Chair AARG
Dee Lewis – President WPRA
Karen Marren – President CSRA
Gale Moore – Chair CPA
Sean O’Donovan
– Acting Chair CRA

1 reply on “Food Insecurity Emergency in Cabbagetown”

It is wonderful that all the neighbourhood organizations are rallying around Dixon Hall. I know their team, especially the Rooming House project, are doing excellent work improving the lives of the vulnerable people in our community.

I would also remind residents that the Allan Gardens Food Bank, a member agency of Daily Bread, is located at St. Lukes United Church, 353 Sherbourne Street, has been serving food insecure residents of St. Jamestown, Cabbagetown, Cabbagetown South, Regent Park for more than 10 years and has remained open throughout the COVID pandemic. The Allan Gardens Food Bank is open Thursday and Friday from 12:30-3:00PM every week and all are welcome. Food or money donations may also be dropped off at St. Lukes United Church.

Morgan Harris
Director, Allan Gardens Food Bank
DIrector, Daily Bread Food Bank

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